1998 Volkswagen Passat

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3 reviews
Available Price Range $505-$5,361 Trims5 Combined MPG 24-27 Seats 5

Our Take on the 1998 Volkswagen Passat

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Slipping a 190-horse V6 engine into Volkswagen's mid-size Passat creates a four-door sedan that feels like an Audi A4 in disguise. That's not surprising, by the way, since the two cars share many under-skin components, and because Audi is the luxury division of Volkswagen. The Passat is all-new for 1998, and a fine job it is. It sparkles with distinctive German styling, tight panel ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 3 reviews

Simply the best

by VW the best from Brooklyn on April 23, 2012

Superior quality, great on gas, great ride. LOVE IT. Bought it used 6 years ago, still drives like new. Das Auto:)

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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